# 1. A force P of 50 N and another force Q of unknown magnitude act at 90° to each other.

They are balanced by a
force of 130 N. The magnitude of Q is
a) 60 N
b) 80 N
c) 100 N
d) 120 N
Ans: d

2. If the resultant of two forces has the same magnitude as either of the force, then the angle between the two
forces is
a) 30°
b) 45°
c) 60°
d) 120°
Ans: d

3. A rod AB carries three loads of 30 N, 70 N and 100 N at distances of 20 mm, 90 mm and 150 mm respectively
from A. Neglecting the weight of the rod, the point at which the rod will balance is
a) 109.5 mm from A
b) 119.5 mm from A
c) 125.5 mm from A
d) 132.5 mm from A
Ans: a
4. The angles between two forces to make their resultant a minimum and a maximum respectively are
a) 0° and 90°
b) 180° and 90°
c) 90° and 180°
d) 180° and 0°
Ans: d
5. When two forces, each equal to P, act at 90° to each other, then the resultant will be
a) P
b) PV2
c) P/V2
d) 2P
Ans: b
6. The resultant of two forces P and Q is R. If Q is doubled, the new resultant is perpendicular to P. Then,
a) P = R
b) Q = R
c) P = Q
d) None of the above is correct
Ans: b
12. A cube on a smooth horizontal surface
a) cannot be in stable equilibrium
b) cannot be in neutral equilibrium
c) cannot be in unstable equilibrium
d) can be in any of these states
Ans: d

Which of the following represents the state of neutral equilibrium ? a) a cube resting on one edge b) a smooth cylinder lying on a curved surface c) a smooth cylinder lying on a convex surface d) none of the above Ans: d 25.13. Minimum potential energy of a system will be in the position of a) stable equilibrium b) unstable equilibrium c) neutral equilibrium d) all of the above Ans: a 17. A block in the shape of a parallelopiped of sides lm x 2m x 3m lies on the surface. Which disc will have the larger rotational inertia about its central axis ? a) disc with larger density b) disc with smaller density c) both discs will have same rotational inertia d) none of the above Ans: b . The following is in unstable equilibrium a) a uniform solid cone resting on a generator on a smooth horizontal plane b) a uniform solid cone resting on its base on a horizontal plane c) a solid cube resting on one edge d) a satellite encircling the earth Ans: c 14. Which is more stable ? a) pyramid b) prism c) both equally stable d) none of the above Ans: a 16. Two circular discs of same weight and thickness are made from metals having different densities. A uniform pyramid and a uniform prism of same height lie with their base on the surface. Which of the faces gives maximum stable block ? a) 1 m x 2 m b) 2 m x 3 m c) 1 m x 3m d) equally stable on all faces Ans: b 15. A rigid body is in a stable equilibrium if the application of any force a) can raise the CG of the body but can not lower it b) tends to lower the CG of the body c) neither raises nor lowers the CG of the body d) none of above Ans: a 18.

A circular disc rotates at n rpm. If the angular distance. Rate of change of angular momentum is equal to a) force b) torque c) linear momentum d) impulse Ans: b 43. A solid cylinder of mass M and radius R rolls down an inclined plane without slipping. the angular acceleration at t = 1 sec.3t2. The acceleration of sphere is a) (1/3) g sin0 b) (2/5) g sin 0 c) (3/7) g sin 0 d) (5/7) g sin0 where g is acceleration due to gravity Ans: d 41. The acceleration of center of mass of rolling cylinder is a) (1/3) g sinB b) (2/3) g cos 9 c) (2/3) g sin 0 d) g sin 9 where 'g' is acceleration due to gravity and 0 is inclination of plane with horizontal. The angular velocity of a circular ring of same mass and radius as the disc and to have the same angular momentum is a) n rpm b) n/2 rpm c) n/4 rpm d) 2n rpm Ans: b 45. Ans: c 40. A particle moves in a straight line and its position is defined by the equation x = 6 t2 .t3 where t is expressed .c) 6 J d) 8 J Ans: b 39. is a) 1 rad/sec2 b) 4 rad/sec2 c) 6 rad/sec2 d) 12 rad/sec2 Ans: c 44. A solid sphere of mass M and radius R rolls down a plane inclined at 0 with the horizontal. A cylinder will slip on an inclined plane of inclination 0 if the coefficient of static friction between plane and cylinder is a) less than (1/3) tan 0 b) less than (2/3) tan 0 c) less than (1/3) sin 6 d) less than (2/3) sin 6 Ans: a 42. 0 = 2t3 .

Kinetic energy of the disc is a) 50 J b) 150 J c) 200 J d) 400 J Ans: c 48. Select the correct statement a) The body centrode rolls on the space centrode. for 3 seconds. b) The space centrode rolls on the body centrode.5m and moment of inertia 3 kg-m2 rolls on a horizontal surface so that its center moves with speed 5 m/see. c) Both body and space centrodes may role on each other.in seconds and x in meters. Instantaneous center is at infinity when the angular velocity is a) constant b) zero c) maximum d) minimum Ans: b . When a circular wheel rolls on a straight track. d) The body centrode never touches space centrode. The maximum velocity during the motion is a) 6 m/sec b) 12 m/sec c) 24 m/sec d) 48 m/sec Ans: b 46. The increase in angular velocity in radian persecond is a) 1/2 b) 3/2 ' c) 2 d) 3 Ans: b 47. the velocity of the moving lamina at any instant is a) zero b) maximum c) minimum d) varying Ans: a 51. Ans: a 50. At the instantaneous center. then the shape of body centrode and space centrode respectively are a) straight line and parabola b) straight line and circle c) circle and straight line d) circle and parabola Ans: c 49. A disc of mass 4 kg. radius 0. A flywheel of moment of inertia 20 kg-m" is acted upon by a tangential force of 5 N at 2 m from its axis.

53. A stone is thrown vertically upwards with a vertical velocity of 49 m/sec. then sin a must be about a) 1/4 b) 1/3 c) 1/2 d) 1/5 Assume g = 10 m/sec2 Ans: a 60.0 m above the floor iv) 1. If angle of projection is a and the time of flight is 1 second. It returns to the ground in a) 5 sec b) 8 sec c) 10 sec d) 20 sec Ans: c 58. Where will be the instantaneous center of rotation when the ladder starts slipping ? i) 1. For a given velocity of a projectile. then the range of projectile on the inclined plane is a) zero b) maximum .0 in from the wall ii) 1. The angle of projection at which the horizontal range and maximum height of a projectile are equal to a) 36° b) 45° c) 56° d) 76° Ans: d 56. the range is maximum when the angle of projection is a) 30° b) 45° c) 90° d) 0° Ans: b 55. The maximum value of the horizontal range for a projectile projected with a velocity of 98 m/sec is a) 98 m b) 490 m c) 980 m d) 1960 m Ans: c 57. If the direction of projection bisects the angle between the vertical and the inclined plane.732 m from the wall iii) 1. A projectile has maximum range of 40 m on a horizontal plane.732 m above the floor The correct answer is a) (i) and (iii) b) (i) and (iv) c) (ii) and (iii) d) (ii) and (iv) Ans: d 54. A 2 m long ladder rests against a wall and makes an angle of 30° with the horizontal floor.

c) minimum d) unpredictable Ans: b 61. A particle of mass 2 kg executes simple harmonic motion of frequency 6/71 Hz and amplitude 0. In a simple harmonic motion. The angle of projection at which the horizontal range and maximum height of a projectile are equal to a) 45° b) tan-1 (2) c) tan-' (4) d) tan"1 (1/4) Ans: c 64. The time period of a simple pendulum depends on i) mass of suspended particle ii) length of the pendulum iii) acceleration due to gravity The correct answer is a) only (i) b) both (ii) and (iii) c) both (i) and (iii) d) all are correct Ans: b 69. If a projectile is fired with an initial velocity of 10 m/sec at an angle of 60° to the horizontal.25 m. its horizontal and vertical velocity at the highest point of trajectory are a) 0 and 5 m/sec b) 5 m/sec and 0 c) 5 V3 m/sec and 0 d) 5 and 5V3 m/sec Ans: b 62. A stone is thrown up a slope of inclination 60° to the horizontal. Its maximum kinetic energy is . At what angle to the slope must the stone be thrown so as to land as far as possible from the point of projection ? a) 15° b) 30° c) 45° d) 75° Ans: a 66. If A is the amplitude of particle executing simple harmonic motion. then the total energy E of the particle is a) proportional to A b) proportional to A2 c) proportional to 1/A2 d) independent of A Ans: b 68. the position of equilibrium is always a) stable b) unstable c) neutral d) none of the above Ans: a 67.

The maximum displacement of a particle executing S. If the maximum velocity during the oscillation is V.H. The ratio of kinetic energy and potential energy of a simple harmonic oscillator. at a displacement equal to half its amplitude is given by a) 1:2 b) 1:1 c) 2:1 d) 3:1 Ans: d 75.a) 4. If the length of pendulum is doubled. A simple pendulum of length 1 has an energy E when its amplitude is A.5 J b) 9. the energy becomes a) E b) E/2 c) 2E d) 4E Ans: d 73. If the kinetic energy and potential energy of a simple harmonic oscillator of amplitude A are both equal to half the total energy. the energy will be a) E b) E/2 c) 2E d) 4E Ans: b . then V must be proportional to a) f b) 1/f c) 1/f2 d) f2 Ans: d 72. then the displacement is equal to a) A b) A/2 c) A/V2 d) AV2 Ans: c 74.0 J Ans: b 70. the amplitude is linearly dependent on the frequency f. when its amplitude is A.M. corresponds to a) zero potential energy and maximum kinetic energy b) zero kinetic energy and maximum potential energy c) maximum kinetic energy and maxi-mum potential energy d) minimum kinetic energy and minimum potential energy Ans: b 71. A simple pendulum of length / has an energy E. It is observed that in a certain sinusoidal oscillation.0 J d) 18.0 J c) 12. If its amplitude is increased to 2 A.

The potential energy of a particle falling through a straight shaft drilled through the earth (assumed homogenous and spherical) is proportional to a) log r b) r c) r2 d) 1/r where r is the distance of'the particle from centre of the earth Ans: c 80.14 m/sec d) 6.7 cm Ans: c 77. If the time of one complete vibration is 1 sec. One end of an elastic string of natural length / and modulus X is kept fixed while to the other end is attached a particle of mass m which is hanging freely under gravity. Joule is the unit of a) power b) impulse c) work d) momentum Ans: c 81.76. A particle is executing simple harmonic motion in a line 1. One Newton is equivalent to a) 105 dyne b) 106 dyne.0 m long.7 cm c) 2 sec and 99.4 cm b) 1 sec and 92.57 m/sec c) 3.4 cm d) 2 sec and 92.28 m/sec Ans: c 79.00 m/sec b) 1. then the maximum velocity of the particle is a) 1. Time period and length of a seconds pendulum respectively are a) 1 sec and 99. held at rest and then released. c) 107 dyne d) 981 dyne Ans: a 82. The motion is a) a simple harmonic motion b) a rectilinear motion with constant speed c) a damped oscillatory motion d) none of the above Ans: a 78. The particle is pulled down vertically through a distance x. A quantity whose dimensions are M2L2 T3 could be the product of a) force and pressure b) mass and power c) energy and velocity d) force and velocity .

A quantity measured in the C.S system is a) cm4 b) kg-cm2 c) gm-cm2 d) gm-cm3 Ans: c 89. The dimensions of Gravitational Universal constant 'G' are a) M-'L2r2 b) M-'L3r2 c) M-2L3T2 d) M'L3T2 Ans: b 84.metre Ans: b 86.Ans: b 83.G. If y is force and x is velocity.metre b) 1 Newton . The unit of rotational inertia of a body in C.S system of units has dimensions M"2L3 T3/2. The ratio of unit of force in gravitational system to that in absolute system is a) 1 b) g c) 1/g d) none of the above where 'g' is acceleration due to gravity Ans: b . then dimensions of —=r are dx2 a) M'^T' b) M'L-'T0 c) M'L-'T1 d) M2L'T3 Ans: b 85. The dimensions of centrifugal force are a) M1 L2 T2 b) M'L'T1 c) M'L'T2 d) M'L-'T2 Ans: c 87.G. What numerical factor would be required to convert the quantity to SI units ? a) 1 b) 100 c) 1/100 d) 1/10000 Ans: a 88.metre d) 1 dyne .81 Newton .metre c) 1 kg wt . One Joule is equivalent to a) 9.

Which of the following is a scalar quantity? a) energy b) momentum c) torque d) impulse Ans: a 97.91. Impulse can be obtained from a a) force-displacement diagram b) force-time diagram c) velocity-time diagram d) velocity-displacement diagram Ans: b 94. A rope is wrapped twice around a rough pole with a coefficient of friction 'A . It is subjected to a force Fj at one end and a gradually increasing force F2 is applied at the other end till the rope just starts slip-ping. Coefficient of friction depends on a) nature of surfaces only b) area of contact only c) both (a) and (b) d) none of the above Ans: a 100. In SI units.81 kg-wt c) 981 dyne d) 1/9.81 kg-wt Ans: d 95. One Newton is equivalent to a) 1 kg-wt b) 9. The dimensions of power are. a) M'L2T2 b) M'L'T3 c) M'L'r2 d) M'L-'T* Ans: b 93. A heavy ladder resting on floor and against a vertical wall may not be in equilibrium if a) floor is smooth and wall is rough b) floor is rough and wall is rough c) both floor and wall are rough d) both floor and wall are smooth Ans: d 98. At this instant the ratio of F2 to Fi is a) 1 . the units of force and energy are respectively a) Newton and watt b) Dyne and erg c) Newton and joule d) kg-wt and joule Ans: c 92.

2 kN and 1250 kN c) 1346. Intrinisic equation of catenary is given by a) S = C tan q> b) S = C cos cp c) S = C sin cp d) S = C cot <p where C is some constant. where x is a) 1/4 b) 1/3 c) 3 d) 4 Ans: b 102. Cartesian form of the equation of catenary is a) y = c cosh x/c b) y = c sinh x/c c) y = c tan x/c d) y = c sin"1 x/c Ans: a 106. is tan'1 x. and rests on rough horizontal ground. then the maximum and minimum pull in the cable respectively are a) 1346.b) e2* c) e4* d) e*72 Ans: b 101.3 kN and 1250 kN d) 1436. If a body is lying on a plane whose inclination with the horizontal is less than the angle of friction. If the central dip is 10 m. The shape of a suspended cable for a uniformly distributed load over it is a) circular b) parabolic c) catenary d) cubic parabola Ans: b 105. the coefficient of friction between the ladder and the ground being 1/4. if a man of weight 'w' is to walk to the top of it safely.2 kN and 1500 kN . then i) a force is required to move the body upwards ii) a force is required to move the body downward iii) the body will not be in equilibrium The correct answer is a) only (i) b) only (ii) c) both (i) and (ii) d) both (i) and (iii) Ans: c 103. A ladder of weight 'w' rests against a smooth vertical wall. Ans: a 104. A cable loaded with 10 kN/m of span is stretched between supports in the same horizontal line 100 m apart.3 kN and 1500 kN b) 1436. The maximum angle of inclination of the ladder to the vertical.

The ball rebounds at the same angle. the coefficient of restitution between ball and wall being 1/3. Two balls of masses 3 kg and 6 kg are moving with velocities of 4 m/sec and 1 m/sec respectively. A ball moving on a smooth horizontal table hits a rough vertical wall. is at a) supports b) quarter span c) mid span d) none of the above Ans: a 111. Minimum pull in a suspended cable with supports at two ends is equal to a) horizontal thrust b) support reactions c) resultant of horizontal thrust and support reaction d) half the weight of the cable Ans: a 108. the coefficient of restitution between ball and floor is a) 1/4 b) 2/3 c) 3/4 d) 4/3 Ans: c 115.Ans: c 107. After impact the 3 kg ball comes to rest. If it rebounds to a height of 9 m after striking the floor. A light rope is loaded with many equal weights at equal horizontal intervals.5 m Ans: b 114.75 m c) 1. This can happen only if the coefficient of restitution between the balls is a) 2/3 . The height to which the ball will rebound after striking the floor is a) 0. carrying a uniformly distributed load and supported at two ends which are at the same level. The fraction of its kinetic energy lost is a) 1/3 b) 2/3 c) 1/9 d) 8/9 Ans: d 113.0 m d) 1. which has a coefficient of restitution with the ball of 1/2. The maximum pull in a cable.5 m b) 0. A particle is dropped from a height of 3 m on a horizontal floor. The points of suspension on the rope lie on a a) parabola b) catenary c) cycloid d) ellipse Ans: a 109. towards each other along the line of their centers. A ball is dropped from a height of 16 m on a horizontal floor.

A shell travelling with a horizontal velocity of 100 m/sec explodes and splits into two parts.b) 1/5 c) 3/5 d) 1/3 Ans: b 117. then its angular acceleration is a) —rad/sec 10 b) —rad/sec 20 c) —rad/sec 30 d) none of the above Ans: c . where x is a) 3/4 b) 4/5 c) 5/3 d) 3/5 Ans: d 120. A shell of mass 100 kg travelling with a velocity of 10 m/sec breaks into two equal pieces during an explosion which provides an extra kinetic energy of 20000 Joules. A car goes round a curve of radius 100 m at 25 m/sec. where x is (Assume g = 10 m/sec2) a) 3/8 b) 1/2 c) 9/5 d) 5/8 Ans: d 121. The 15 kg mass drops vertically downward with initial velocity of 100 m/sec and the 10 kg mass begins to travel at an angle to the horizontal of tan"1 x. The two particles will a) never meet b) meet after 1 sec c) meet after 5 sec d) meet after 10 sec Ans: d 119. the acceleration of the body is given by a) g b) gsinG c) g cos 6 d) g tan 6 where 'g' is acceleration due to gravity and 9 is the angle of inclination of surface with the horizontal. When a body slides down an inclined surface. If the pieces continue to move in the same direction as before. then the speed of the faster one must be a) 20 m/sec b) 30 m/sec c) 40 m/sec d) 50 m/sec Ans: b 122. If a flywheel increases its speed from 10 rpm to 20 rpm in 10 seconds. A body is dropped from a height of 100 m and at the same time another body is projected vertically upward with a velocity of 10 m/sec. one of mass 10 kg and the other of 15 kg. Ans: b 118. The angle to the horizontal at which the road must be banked to prevent sideways friction on the car wheels is tan"1 x.

The speeds of the objects are a) 2 m/sec and 2 m/sec b) 3 m/sec and 2 m/sec c) 3 m/sec and 3 m/sec d) 4 m/sec and 6 m/sec Ans: b 125. Two objects moving with uniform speeds are 5 m apart after 1 second when they move towards each other and are 1 m apart when they move in the same direction.1 rad/sec b) 1 rad/sec c) 10 rad/sec d) 100 rad/sec Ans: a 126. The mechanical advantage and velocity ratio of the machine are respectively a) 50 and 75 b) 75 and 50 c) 75 and 75 d) 50 and 50 Ans: a 130.1 kN moving through 15 m. an effort of 200 N is required to raise a load of 6 kN. In a lifting machine a weight of 5 kN is lifted through 200 mm by an effort of 0. The velocity ratio of the machine is .m ii) 5000 kg. A stone was thrown vertically upwards from the ground with a velocity of 50 m/sec.m iii) 5000 J The correct answer is a) only (ii) b) both (i) and (iii) c) both (ii) and (iii) d) all (i). The angular speed of a car taking a circular turn of radius 100 m at 36 km/hr will be a) 0. After 5 seconds another stone was thrown vertically upwards from the same place. (ii) and (iii) Ans: b 127. If both the stones strike the ground at the same time.67% d) equal to 100% Ans: b 129.124. In a lifting machine with efficiency 60%. A bullet weighing 10 gm moves with a velocity of l km/sec. The condilion for a lifting machine to be reversible is that its efficiency should be a) less than 50% b) more than 50% c) more than 66. then the velocity with which the second stone was thrown should be (Assume g = 10 m/sec2) a) 15 m/sec b) 25 m/sec c) 40 m/sec d) 50 m/sec Ans: b 128. Its kinetic energy is i) 5000 N.

If two forces are in equilibrium. A system of copianar forces acting on a rigid body can be reduced to a) one force only b) one couple only c) one force and one couple only d) none of the above Ans: c 134. The force polygon representing a set of forces in equilibrium is a a) triangle b) open polygon c) closed polygon d) parallelogram Ans: c 137.a) 30 b) 50 c) 60 d) 80 Ans: b 132. Force polygon method is applicable for a) any copianar force system b) a system of parallel forces only c) concurrent copianar force system d) non-concurrent copianar force system Ans: c 136. acting on it d) none of the above Ans: c 133. then the forces must i) be equal in magnitude ii) be opposite in sense iii) act along the same line The correct answer is . The diagram showing the point of application and line of action of forces in their plane is called a) vector diagram b) space diagram c) force diagram d) funicular diagram Ans: b 140. A system of copianar forces is in equilibrium when a) force polygon closes b) funicular polygon closes c) both force polygon" and funicular polygon close d) all the forces are concurrent Ans: c 135. Free body diagram is an a) isolated joint with only body forces acting on it b) isolated joint with internal forces acting on it c) isolated joint with all the forces. internal as well as external.

a) (i) and (ii) b) (i) and (iii) c) only (i) d) (i). An ordinate in a funicular polygon represents a) shear force b) resultant force c) bending moment d) equilibrium Ans: c 146. (ii) and (iii) Ans: d 141. The pole distance is measured in a) distance scale b) force scale c) mass scale d) time scale Ans: b 147. The member forces in a statically in determinate truss a) can be obtained by graphic statics b) cannot be obtained by graphic statics c) may be obtained by graphic statics d) can be obtained by graphic statics by trial and error Ans: b 145. The bending moment in an arch is proportional to a) vertical ordinate of funicular polygon b) vertical ordinate of the arch c) intercept between the arch axis and the funicular polygon d) none of these Ans: c 144. The graphical method of determining the forces in the members of a truss is based on a) method of joint b) method of section c) either method d) none of the two methods Ans: a 142. The number of funicular polygons which can be drawn to pass through two specified points in the space diagram are a) zero b) 1 c) 2 d) infinity Ans: d 148. A funicular polygon cannot be made to pass through a) one specified point b) two specified points c) three specified points .

. For a non-concurrent force system to be in equilibrium a) only the closure of force polygon is sufficient b) only the closure of funicular polygon is sufficient c) both force polygon and funicular polygon must close d) none of the above Ans: c 153. then a) the resultant force and resultant couple are always zero b) the resultant force is zero but resultant couple is not zero c) the resultant force is zero but resultant couple may not be zero d) the resultant force and resultant couple both may not be zero Ans: c 154. P3 and P4 are such that the force polygon does not close. If the given forces P. P2. then the system will a) be in equilibrium b) always reduce to a resultant force c) always reduce to a couple d) both (a) and (c) Ans: b 150. Williot-Mohr diagram is used to determine deflection in a) trusses only b) beam only c) rigid frames only d) any type of structure Ans: a . the method of substitution is required for determining the forces in all the members of the truss by graphic statics ? a) howe truss b) king post truss c) fink truss d) warren truss Ans: c 152. If a set of given forces are such that their free vectors build a closed polygon. The condition of equilibrium for any system of forces in a plane is a) that polygon of forces must close b) that resultant couple must be zero c) both (a) and (b) d) none of the above Ans: c 151. In which of the following trusses.d) more than three specified points Ans: d 149.